Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1994-03-28
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: Audience (Naks, model unknown) > DAT > CM > playback on Denon DRM-540 > HHB 830 CDR > WAV > SHNv3.
Transfer discs provided by JA BUZZ, DAE and SHN via Chris L./candyman FTP.
- 2004-10-01 14:49:29
- Nakamichi's > DAT > CM > Denon DRM-540 > HHB 830 CDR > EAC 0.9 beta 4 (secure) > Soundforge 5 > shntool > SHN v3
- Uniondale, NY
- Audience: Unk Nakamichi's
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- Nassau Coliseum
Subject: Nineteenth Days Between
Curious first set list that doesn't include any from the recent batch of songs. Has a late '80s Brent era feel to it. I like Garcia on Roses and Peggy-O. Also, second set's got a much stronger Days than from the two prior nights in December '93. Interestingly, Garcia sings, "gave all we had to give" (not "gave the best we had to give"). It's absolutely heart-wrenching - with a 3-minute exit jam.
Brokedown Palace struggles at start, but they get it together. Thus ends the final run at Nassau, their 42nd show, there, on a really sweet, tender, and beautiful note.
Subject: Sound board vs. audience recordings
This holds true for both soundboard and audience recordings. Sound board recordings usually are clearer in th vocals and have a tighter bass response, but as we've seen and heard with the legendary work of the Oade brothers it is possible with the right gear and the know how to produce astounding audience recordings. The problem with sound board recordings is that often the engineer has to mix with the splash from the monitor system in mind, which in some venues results in a mix that's low on vocal levels (the sound board output rarely sounds anything like the sound in the house). The other problem, one that is particularly an issue with dead concerts, is the absense of audience and house ambiance, which anyone who regularly went to see them playy live can agree with, is so very much a huge part of a greatful dead concert.
Some of my best recordings have been combinations of direct feeds and ambience microphones (either an AKG C414 in fig-8 and a Senheizer MD421 in MS configuration, or Senheizer ME66 short shotguns at 90 degrees, depending on the RT of the venue)together, but of course it requires a lot of gear to travel with you...
Regarding this particular recording, yes, it's very sweet and I give it four stars. Jerry was smokin on the second set!
Subject: Yes, a very underrated show
Subject: Pretty good
The quality of the show is a major plus, particularly the unique and fun second set song selection. The first set things are a bit shaky. Vince is god awful and totally ruins Let the Good Times Roll. They never should have played this song w/out Brent. Bertha has some vocal flubs early on, but Jerry is full of energy and the crowd really responds. Masterpice is very good. One of the last times It Must Have Been the Roses was played (only twice more before Jerry passed)is a highlight of the first set. Some soulful singing during Peggy-o. TMNS smokes and closes the set on high note.
The second set is pretty special. Rain is very well done, Box is as well. He's Gone->TWBS->GDTRFB, three Jerry vocals in a row into space = not too shabby. All in all a very good show and worthwhile download.
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